Hong Kong Book Fair 2015: Imagination Meets Reality
23 July 2015
Hong Kong’s name evoked very powerful visual connotations before he saw it, says Booker Prize-winning writer Ben Okri. But the Nigeria-born novelist and poet says that on his first visit to the SAR he has been astonished by the sheer number of people he saw at the Book Fair; seeing the city provoked him to write a poem. Mr Okri was among a star-studded cast of international writers attending the fair, including Alain de Botton, Simon Sebag Montefiore and Carol Thatcher.